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Army to review condition of service to accommodate female regular combatant officers –Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army has concluded plans to review the Harmonised Terms And Conditions of Service (HTACOS) for officers to address the Commission of Female Regular Combatant Officers in the service.
Buratai said this has become necessary as the first batch of female regular combatant officers currently undergoing training at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) would soon complete their training and commissioned into the Nigerian army.
The army chief, who made this known while addressing officers at the just concluded chief of army staff combined second and third quarter conference, also said the army would review its training curricula, especially in the area of deployment in view of operational exigencies to accommodate the the female officers.
Buratai, while assuring the desire of the army to resume the admission of female regular combatant cadets in line with global convention on non-discrimination against women in national service, said “the issue regarding their deployment in view of operational exigencies has necessitated a review of their training curricula as it concerns the Nigerian Army”.
“I have, therefore, directed the convocation of policy guidelines to augment the provisions of HTACOS (officers), which will address the peculiar nature of their commission vis-a-vis their employment in service.
“It is, thus, the desire of the Nigerian Army to resume the admission of female regular combatant cadets in line with global convention on non-discrimination against women in national service,” he said.
To ensure young Nigerian army officers are grounded in the rudiment of regimentation and meet contemporary security challenges,  Buratai, said he has designated 20 Bn located in Serti, Taraba State, as a Model Battalion to “instill the rudiments of regimentation into young officers in the field as well as new graduands from the NDA”.
He reiterated the resolve of the Nigerian army to continue to provide effective service delivery through value re-orientation, exemplary leadership, patriotism, innovation, high standard of training, operational efficiency and discipline.
Recall that former president Goodluck Jonathan had, in February, 2011, directed the military high command to commence, with immediate effect, the enlistment and training of female combatant cadets at the NDA.
This, according to Jonathan, was to pave the way for highly competent and skilled female officers of the Nigerian armed forces to aspire to the highest echelon of the nation’s military force.
He noted that before now, openings for female officers in the armed forces had been limited to non-combat duties which had, hitherto, grossly limited women’s career paths in the military, irrespective of their talents and skills in professional soldering.
Speaking at a briefing to announce the commencement of training of female cadet officers at the NDA, the Minister of Defence at the time, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode said the move was designed to address the lopsided opportunities in the armed forces, wherein only male officers of the military forces were given chances to aspire to head any of the military services or even rise to become chief of staff of the country’s defence machinery.
The former minister, while noting that the training of the female regular combatant cadets, along with their male counterparts at the prestigious NDA, where female officers would be expected to pass out with requisite degrees in their chosen academic fields and become regular combatant commissioned officers of the nation’s armed forces, said although the country’s military force has women in highly technical and strategic fields who had been commissioned into various services in the past, the armed forces never had women as regular combatant officers. He added that it was only officers in the regular combatant cadres that were, hitherto, statutorily accepted to aspire to the highest echelon of the country’s military force.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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